August 9, 2014 Update
Greeting in Jesus most precious name
We continually pray for you that you are well in the Lord and striving to walk the narrow path. Our Lord’s appearance is closer than we may realize. Focus on Him in everything so that we all pull together and encourage each other in the times that we are in.
We have been very active with Overcomers here in the Beaver Creek Prison in Gravenhurst, Ontario. We attend weekly and have an average of 23 men out. We have 35 registered some have been released and have taken their books with them so they can continue on after leaving. Praise the Lord. We will be having our first graduation Sept. 29. What a joyous time that will be. Sorry I won’t be able to sent pictures.
June 23 we had the first Overcomers graduation in London at Ark Aid Street Mission with 2 groups, one men’s and one women’s. The staff there were surprised and blessed at the changes in the people due to the program. Pastor Dan Morand became our first Certified Instructor in London, soon to be a Program Director. He has started 5 groups. three have completed the program and he is training four people to be Certified Instructors. Praise the Lord. (See picture below)
July 18-20 we were at a conference in Fort Erie. There was ministry, and fellowship.
July 22-23 we had the second Overcomers graduation in London at Ark Aid Street Mission with five graduates four of which are leading other groups. (See picture below.)
Pray for me I have had some health issues where I have spent a week ago Friday in the hospital and had to go for test in Peterborough last Tuesday and more tests this coming Wednesday. They wanted me to go on Monday but I told them no Mondays. I have made a commitment to the inmates to be there and that is our priority. The Word says let your yes be yes. Unless I am absolutely not able to physically go I will keep my commitment, remembering what ever we do, we do unto the Lord.
I have an upcoming 2nd MRI on my back as I have been diagnosed with severe degenerative disc disease at C 4-C 5 and a pinched spinal cord as well as other a pinched nerve at the lower spine and bulging discs.
I have an appointment with a surgeon on Sept. 12. BUT WHO’S REPORT AM I GOING TO BELIEVE? I SHALL BELIEVE THE REPORT OF THE LORD. I know where this is coming from and I shall press on to do the work of the Lord as long as I have breath because I am not my own I was bought with a great price and I belong to my Precious Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST to accomplish His will for His Glory. Amen!
We have been continuing weekly seniors movie night on Sundays.
We are hosting at The Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Haliburton an Emmanuel Fellowship Day Saturday August 16 starting at 1 PM. We will have Fellowship, Worship. A POT BLESSING meal together around 4:30. Bring whatever you are lead to bring, if this is truly lead of The Holy Spirit, He knows how to direct the children of God. The afternoon speaker is Pastor Tim Jones from Waterloo and whoever else the Lord leads. We will also be showing a short interview of when I was on Huntley Street so people can get a better view of who I am and what I have come from. Our evening guest speaker is Brian Laidler from Grand Bend at 6 PM, and more fellowship. Karl Berg from Goderich, ON., President of Eagle’s Wings, Karl Berg Ministries will be there with his 12 string guitar. http://www.eagleswings.ca click the eagle to enter his web site. He will be bring some of his music CD’s.
This is all lead by the Holy Spirit. a time of just getting to know one another and being lead by The Holy Spirit. If the Lord leads you to come, COME AND BE BLESSED!!!
Finally we will are preparing for our mission trip to Jamaica with Charles & Sharon Burton the Founders of The Overcomers Recovery Support Program, October 21 – Nov. 4. The trip will consist of Overcomers graduations, Prison Ministry, Outreach, distribute Bibles and should the Lord provide the funds, feed children.The Lord knows what is needed for this trip and He knows how to direct His children.
If the Lord leads you to partner with us in this mission please make check payable to Zechariah 4:6 Ministries and mail to address below or click link to pay by credit card or Pay Pal.
PS. Our year end is September 30 and we are in need of a sponsor for a bookkeeper, we have been quoted a fee of $2260.00 for the year which with our current support we can not manage, if anyone would like to contribute to this or volunteer to help with bookkeeping it would be greatly appreciated. GOD KNOWS
God bless each and every one of you in Jesus most precious Name.